Miss Tourism International 2008

Year End Pageant

This year, Melaka has chosen as one of the venue for this beauty pageant. On this coming 26th – 27th December 2008, D’Touch Promotion Sdn. Bhd. supported by Melaka State Government once again will help to organize this group of beauties from more than 45 countries around the world for a heritage tour. Remember my posting about Miss Tourism International Queen Malaysia 2007 and Miss Earth 2008?

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— asmaliana


Malacca Dutch period circa 1744…

View of Malacca Fort from the Straits of Malacca during Dutch period circa 1744…

We have no official Dutch Settlement here in Malacca like the Portuguese Settlement even though the Dutch was the longest European power that ruled Malacca – 183 years. If Portuguese Admiral Afonso de Albuquerque was famous because his effort to win Malacca for Portuguese, Admiral Cornelis Matelief de Jonge was among the important figure to defeat Portuguese from Malacca. In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company / VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) began the campaign to destroy Portuguese power in the East. After they take control the strong fort – Fortaleza de Malacca, they restored and extended the existing fortification. They also change the Portuguese name for the fort such as Bastion Santiago in Portuguese period to Bastion Wilhemus during their presence.

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— asmaliana


National Yacht Championship 08′ @ Pantai Puteri

Battle of the wind…

From this 17th to 21st December Malacca will host a National Yacht Championship at Pantai Puteri. This event supported by KFC-MYA-Milo/MSN will be held 7 days along with Beach Fiesta. Organize by Malaysia Yacht Association and Melaka Yacht Association (PPLM) will be officiate by Melaka Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. The beach fiesta with 200 business stall along the beach road are started early from 15th Dec.

Pantai Puteri will not be this calm on 17th to 21st!

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— asmaliana


Community Clinic…

Old skool numbering system…

I think It’s from British, the system I mean. I like to go to the community clinic when it’s come to my baby immunization routine. From my first child to the second. In fact, when I was a kid, I usually accompanying my mother to the community clinic for routine checkup of my baby brother / sister . Now it turn me to go checkup with my own baby. The system has not change since I was a kid. The community will usually have 2 nurses that can be a midwife and specialize in mother and baby care.

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— asmaliana

Big Water Screen Will be setup at the ‘Eye’

Soon we will seeing things at the sea…

Soon Malacca people will be seeing things, imaginary things at the Straits of Melaka. A big dragon floating at the sea level, giant tiger running above water or sea living floating above in a spectacular move. All this will be possible with the Water Screen Projection Technology. The Water Screen will be located near the Eye on Malaysia. After this night at the Straits of Malacca will be glowing!. Can’t wait to see it!

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— asmaliana

X-Mas National Bash at Portuguese Square!

Christmas atmosphere at Ujung Pasir – Portuguese Square…

Portuguese Square will flood again! Not with the rain although it is a Monsoon Season but will flood with people all over Malaysia. On this coming 27th December, Melaka will be hosting National Christmas Celebration 2008. Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak are expected to attend this celebration with an estimate of 20,000 visitors will come.

Many activities and performances will be held and there must be one from the Portuguese community themselves – the Famous Branyo. A celebration will not complete without feast, variety of Melaka and Portuguese dishes awaits. And lastly a big celebration fireworks!

— asmaliana


Kampong Jawa – we use to shop here…

Some of the early Malay Shoplot…

Before we had Jusco, Mahkota Parade, Tesco and Carrefour in Malacca, when I was small, Kampong Jawa is the famous spot for shopping at reasonable price. We can get almost everything here from clothing,shoes,specialty food,groceries,get a hair cut and furniture. Although the name is ‘Kampung Jawa’ or Java Village in English, there is no real kampung here only old shop houses and no Java ethnic really live here. The population is 90% Chinese and mainly traders.

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— asmaliana

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